A pair of sinkholes which opened up side by side have forced the closure of part of a busy highway after starting to merge together and swallowing up a huge chunk of road.
According to officials the newest of the two Oregon sinkholes, which has a depth exceeding 60 feet, appeared on Thursday as repairmen tried to stabilize the ground around an existing sinkhole.
Jared Castle, a Department of Transportation spokesman, told NBC News: "It's massive. There's just no other way to describe it."
The holes which are just off Oregon's Highway 101 did not swallow any vehicles or cause any injuries but businesses near to them, including a local diner have been forced to close while repair work is carried out.